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    Setup MA111 USB Wireless adapter in Fiesty

    I'm running Xubuntu 7.04. I've got the onboard LAN working but I'd like to get my Netgear MA111 USB wireless adapter working as well. I can't get the system to recognize it though. I have installed linux-wlan-ng and network-manager packages through Synaptics but can't tell if they're being used. The system is seeing the adapter as a USB device. Running lsusb recognizes the adapter:
    "Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0846:4230 NetGear, Inc. MA111 WiFi"
    But ifconfig only sees my onboard LAN (eth1) and the loopback (lo). The is no wireless connection listed in System->Network either. I've tried upgrading to 7.10 Gutsyy because the above listed packages are automatically installed in that distro I believe, but for some reason I get an "Authentication Failed" message after the files are downloaded. My system does not have an optical drive so I can't upgrade through the CD image either.
    Any help resolving this through any method would be appreciated.

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    Re: Setup MA111 USB Wireless adapter in Fiesty

    This is what I used to get my MA111 working with Gutsy, can't guarantee it will work with fiesty but worth a shot.

    Also just a note, are you using
    Code:
    ifconfig -a
    by default ifconfig only shows active interfaces so if your wireless hasn't been ifupd then it won't be shown.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...e/NetgearMA111
    Last edited by ryanhaigh; July 7th, 2008 at 05:31 AM. Reason: Forgot to include link
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    Re: Setup MA111 USB Wireless adapter in Fiesty

    Thanks for the reply, but what did you use to get it working in Gutsy? Maybe I'm blind but I think you forgot to include that information... heh.

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    Re: Setup MA111 USB Wireless adapter in Fiesty

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    Re: Setup MA111 USB Wireless adapter in Fiesty

    I found this in my google notebook, I don't know if it differs from what is provided on that page but thought it might be usefule

    MA111 Install

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-wlan-ng
    sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
    iface wlan0 inet dhcp
    wireless_mode managed
    wireless_essid ESSID

    auto wlan0
    Code:
    sudo ifup wlan0 #to test
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    Re: Setup MA111 USB Wireless adapter in Fiesty

    first, thanks for the help.
    so i followed that, and i'm definitely using the v1 card, so it should be the prism chipset, but it's not picking it up. i had to manually load the drivers, and tried putting the alias call in the modprobe.d/wlan file, but it didn't work. when i run
    sudo ifup wlan0
    it fails saying
    wlanctl-ng: No such device
    Failed to enable the device, exitcode= 1 .
    run-parts: /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/linux-wlan-ng-pre-up exited with return code 1
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such device.
    Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such device.
    There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.wlan0.pid with pid 134993416
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4
    Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/wlanctl-ng: No such device
    Failed to enable the device, exitcode= 1 .
    run-parts: /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/linux-wlan-ng-pre-up exited with return code 1
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such device.
    Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such device.
    There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.wlan0.pid with pid 134993416
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4
    Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Bind socket to interface: No such device
    Failed to bring up wlan0.


    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Bind socket to interface: No such device
    Failed to bring up wlan0.
    suggestions?

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    Re: Setup MA111 USB Wireless adapter in Fiesty

    Post the output of dmesg for the time when you plug in your device. Possibly also lsmod and ifconfig -a
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    Re: Setup MA111 USB Wireless adapter in Fiesty

    dmesg output:
    Code:
    [11396.124000] usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
    [11396.272000] usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    lsmod:
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nfsd                  218992  13 
    exportfs                6912  1 nfsd
    nfs                   241004  0 
    lockd                  64904  3 nfsd,nfs
    sunrpc                161340  10 nfsd,nfs,lockd
    ipv6                  269088  14 
    ppdev                  10116  0 
    via                    44160  2 
    drm                    81044  3 via
    cpufreq_powersave       2688  0 
    cpufreq_stats           7360  0 
    cpufreq_userspace       5408  0 
    cpufreq_ondemand        9228  0 
    cpufreq_conservative     8200  0 
    freq_table              5792  2 cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
    tc1100_wmi              8068  0 
    pcc_acpi               13184  0 
    sony_acpi               6284  0 
    dev_acpi               12292  0 
    video                  16388  0 
    battery                10756  0 
    container               5248  0 
    sbs                    15652  0 
    button                  8720  0 
    i2c_ec                  6016  1 sbs
    dock                   10268  0 
    ac                      6020  0 
    asus_acpi              17308  0 
    backlight               7040  1 asus_acpi
    ipt_REJECT              5632  6 
    xt_tcpudp               4224  6 
    iptable_filter          3968  1 
    ip_tables              13796  1 iptable_filter
    x_tables               16388  3 ipt_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ip_tables
    af_packet              23816  2 
    ieee80211              34760  0 
    ieee80211_crypt         7040  1 ieee80211
    sbp2                   23812  0 
    lp                     12452  0 
    snd_via82xx            29208  2 
    gameport               16520  1 snd_via82xx
    snd_ac97_codec         98464  1 snd_via82xx
    ac97_bus                3200  1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm_oss            44544  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          17408  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                79876  3 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_page_alloc         11272  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
    snd_mpu401_uart         9472  1 snd_via82xx
    snd_seq_dummy           4740  0 
    parport_pc             36388  1 
    parport                36936  3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
    psmouse                38920  0 
    serio_raw               7940  0 
    snd_seq_oss            32896  0 
    snd_seq_midi            9600  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25472  2 snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event      8448  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    pcspkr                  4224  0 
    i2c_viapro             10132  0 
    i2c_core               22656  2 i2c_ec,i2c_viapro
    via_ircc               27540  0 
    snd_seq                52592  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    irda                  201276  1 via_ircc
    crc_ccitt               3072  1 irda
    shpchp                 34324  0 
    pci_hotplug            32576  1 shpchp
    snd_timer              23684  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device          9100  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    snd                    54020  15 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    via_agp                11264  1 
    soundcore               8672  1 snd
    agpgart                35400  2 drm,via_agp
    tsdev                   8768  0 
    evdev                  11008  3 
    reiserfs              247680  1 
    ide_disk               17024  2 
    generic                 5124  0 [permanent]
    floppy                 59524  0 
    via82cxxx              10372  0 [permanent]
    via_rhine              25608  0 
    mii                     6528  1 via_rhine
    ata_generic             9092  0 
    libata                125720  1 ata_generic
    scsi_mod              142348  2 sbp2,libata
    ehci_hcd               34188  0 
    uhci_hcd               25360  0 
    usbcore               134280  3 ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
    ohci1394               36528  0 
    ieee1394              299448  2 sbp2,ohci1394
    thermal                14856  0 
    processor              31048  1 thermal
    fan                     5636  0 
    fbcon                  42656  0 
    tileblit                3584  1 fbcon
    font                    9216  1 fbcon
    bitblit                 6912  1 fbcon
    softcursor              3200  1 bitblit
    vesafb                  9220  0 
    capability              5896  0 
    commoncap               8192  1 capability
    if i run this after running sudo modprobe prism2_usb the following entries are new
    Code:
    strife@wallpanel:~$ lsmod | grep prism
    prism2_usb             74628  0 
    p80211                 31884  1 prism2_usb
    usbcore               134280  4 prism2_usb,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
    ifconfig:
    Code:
    eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX  
              inet addr:192.168.1.104  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: XXXX::XXX:XXXX:XXXX:XXXX/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:19846 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:16040 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:21943155 (20.9 MiB)  TX bytes:2598008 (2.4 MiB)
              Interrupt:11 Base address:0xec00 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:170 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:170 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:10448 (10.2 KiB)  TX bytes:10448 (10.2 KiB)
    (addresses X'd by me. they show up correctly)
    Last edited by dlstrife; July 11th, 2008 at 06:19 AM.

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    Re: Setup MA111 USB Wireless adapter in Fiesty

    ok, still not working, but i upgraded the system to 7.10 since most of the resources i've come across claim this is easier in gutsy. i don't know why it let me now and not before when i was getting "authentication failed", but its up now. here's a new posting of those calls:

    dmesg:
    Code:
    [ 4774.940000] usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
    [ 4775.088000] usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    lsmod:
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    ipv6                  273892  14 
    nfsd                  221040  13 
    exportfs                7040  1 nfsd
    lockd                  67592  2 nfsd
    sunrpc                172412  8 nfsd,lockd
    ppdev                  10244  0 
    via                    43904  2 
    drm                    83348  3 via
    cpufreq_powersave       2688  0 
    cpufreq_stats           7232  0 
    cpufreq_userspace       5280  0 
    cpufreq_ondemand        9612  0 
    cpufreq_conservative     8072  0 
    freq_table              5792  2 cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
    video                  18060  0 
    container               5504  0 
    sbs                    19592  0 
    button                  8976  0 
    dock                   10656  0 
    ac                      6148  0 
    battery                11012  0 
    ipt_REJECT              5760  6 
    xt_tcpudp               4224  6 
    iptable_filter          3968  1 
    ip_tables              13924  1 iptable_filter
    x_tables               16260  3 ipt_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ip_tables
    af_packet              24840  2 
    prism2_usb             74756  0 
    p80211                 33036  1 prism2_usb
    sbp2                   24072  0 
    lp                     12580  0 
    snd_via82xx            29336  2 
    gameport               16776  1 snd_via82xx
    snd_ac97_codec        100644  1 snd_via82xx
    ac97_bus                3200  1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm_oss            44672  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          17664  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                80388  3 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_page_alloc         11400  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
    snd_mpu401_uart         9600  1 snd_via82xx
    parport_pc             37412  1 
    snd_seq_dummy           4740  0 
    parport                37448  3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
    psmouse                39952  0 
    serio_raw               8068  0 
    snd_seq_oss            33152  0 
    snd_seq_midi            9600  0 
    pcspkr                  4224  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25728  2 snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event      8448  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                53232  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              24324  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device          9228  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    vt8623fb               18560  0 
    svgalib                10624  1 vt8623fb
    vgastate               11008  1 vt8623fb
    snd                    54660  15 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    i2c_viapro             10004  0 
    i2c_core               26112  1 i2c_viapro
    via_ircc               27668  0 
    soundcore               8800  1 snd
    irda                  202300  1 via_ircc
    crc_ccitt               3072  1 irda
    via_agp                11264  1 
    agpgart                35016  2 drm,via_agp
    shpchp                 34580  0 
    pci_hotplug            32704  1 shpchp
    evdev                  11136  3 
    reiserfs              248704  1 
    ide_disk               18560  2 
    floppy                 60004  0 
    via82cxxx              10372  0 [permanent]
    ide_core              116804  2 ide_disk,via82cxxx
    via_rhine              25992  0 
    mii                     6528  1 via_rhine
    ata_generic             8452  0 
    libata                125168  1 ata_generic
    scsi_mod              147084  2 sbp2,libata
    ehci_hcd               36492  0 
    uhci_hcd               26640  0 
    usbcore               138632  4 prism2_usb,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
    ohci1394               36528  0 
    ieee1394               96312  2 sbp2,ohci1394
    thermal                14344  0 
    processor              32072  1 thermal
    fan                     5764  0 
    fuse                   47124  1 
    apparmor               40728  0 
    commoncap               8320  1 apparmor
    lsmod after "sudo modprobe prism2_usb":
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    ipv6                  273892  14 
    nfsd                  221040  13 
    exportfs                7040  1 nfsd
    lockd                  67592  2 nfsd
    sunrpc                172412  8 nfsd,lockd
    ppdev                  10244  0 
    via                    43904  2 
    drm                    83348  3 via
    cpufreq_powersave       2688  0 
    cpufreq_stats           7232  0 
    cpufreq_userspace       5280  0 
    cpufreq_ondemand        9612  0 
    cpufreq_conservative     8072  0 
    freq_table              5792  2 cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
    video                  18060  0 
    container               5504  0 
    sbs                    19592  0 
    button                  8976  0 
    dock                   10656  0 
    ac                      6148  0 
    battery                11012  0 
    ipt_REJECT              5760  6 
    xt_tcpudp               4224  6 
    iptable_filter          3968  1 
    ip_tables              13924  1 iptable_filter
    x_tables               16260  3 ipt_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ip_tables
    af_packet              24840  2 
    prism2_usb             74756  0 
    p80211                 33036  1 prism2_usb
    sbp2                   24072  0 
    lp                     12580  0 
    snd_via82xx            29336  2 
    gameport               16776  1 snd_via82xx
    snd_ac97_codec        100644  1 snd_via82xx
    ac97_bus                3200  1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm_oss            44672  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          17664  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                80388  3 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_page_alloc         11400  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
    snd_mpu401_uart         9600  1 snd_via82xx
    parport_pc             37412  1 
    snd_seq_dummy           4740  0 
    parport                37448  3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
    psmouse                39952  0 
    serio_raw               8068  0 
    snd_seq_oss            33152  0 
    snd_seq_midi            9600  0 
    pcspkr                  4224  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25728  2 snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event      8448  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                53232  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              24324  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device          9228  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    vt8623fb               18560  0 
    svgalib                10624  1 vt8623fb
    vgastate               11008  1 vt8623fb
    snd                    54660  15 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    i2c_viapro             10004  0 
    i2c_core               26112  1 i2c_viapro
    via_ircc               27668  0 
    soundcore               8800  1 snd
    irda                  202300  1 via_ircc
    crc_ccitt               3072  1 irda
    via_agp                11264  1 
    agpgart                35016  2 drm,via_agp
    shpchp                 34580  0 
    pci_hotplug            32704  1 shpchp
    evdev                  11136  3 
    reiserfs              248704  1 
    ide_disk               18560  2 
    floppy                 60004  0 
    via82cxxx              10372  0 [permanent]
    ide_core              116804  2 ide_disk,via82cxxx
    via_rhine              25992  0 
    mii                     6528  1 via_rhine
    ata_generic             8452  0 
    libata                125168  1 ata_generic
    scsi_mod              147084  2 sbp2,libata
    ehci_hcd               36492  0 
    uhci_hcd               26640  0 
    usbcore               138632  4 prism2_usb,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
    ohci1394               36528  0 
    ieee1394               96312  2 sbp2,ohci1394
    thermal                14344  0 
    processor              32072  1 thermal
    fan                     5764  0 
    fuse                   47124  1 
    apparmor               40728  0 
    commoncap               8320  1 apparmor
    ifconfig:
    Code:
    eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:40:63:D4:AE:DD  
              inet addr:192.168.1.104  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::240:63ff:fed4:aedd/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:8891 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:4876 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:12112952 (11.5 MB)  TX bytes:476971 (465.7 KB)
              Interrupt:11 Base address:0xec00 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:66 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:66 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:5176 (5.0 KB)  TX bytes:5176 (5.0 KB)

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    Re: Setup MA111 USB Wireless adapter in Fiesty

    unfortunately I don't know how much more help I can be, I had my adaptor working on my gutsy install with the instructions I posted previously. The only thing I can think of is that I did a fresh install rather than upgrade.
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